A landscape of colour in Northern Ireland
As the temperature drops and the light fades, enjoy magical experiences at our places this autumn.
It is a time of ‘nature’s plenty’ with an abundance of berries, fruits, nuts and seeds. It's also a time of change - as birds arrive, others leave on migration and animals get ready for the cold of winter.
Enjoy woodlands ablaze with colour, the crunch of leaves underfoot and a wonderful array of fungi in all shapes, sizes and colours, followed by the silver beauty of winter.
Any woodland in late autumn will have trees showing autumn colours but the beech woodlands at Minnowburn and Castle Coole can be especially spectacular with leaves turning yellow, gold and orange before they fall.
Reflections in a lake
Spectacular sunsets and dawn landscapes
Birds in flocks
There’s nothing quite like the cacophony of sound as thousands of wildfowl arrive from colder climates to feed and rest. Enjoy the spectacle from the Bann Estuary bird hide and around Strangford Lough.
Thrilling deer ruts
This is the time of year when stags and bucks develop antlers and fight rival males to attract a harem of females. Keep your eyes peeled for fallow deer at Crom.
There’s nothing better on a crisp autumn morning than venturing outdoors to explore colourful landscapes and discovering a world of wildlife. See things from a new perspective with a refreshing walk at any one of our special places.